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20 August 2018 10:24 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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At least eleven fishermen went missing after their fishing boat met with an accident off the Hikkaduwa seas yesterday morning, Police said.

They said the group had left for fishing from the Ambalangoda fishing harbour at about 10.30 a.m. yesterday and had informed their relatives at 5.45 p.m. that their boat got caught in a current and met with an accident.

The relatives had reported to the police that they had lost contact with the group after 9.00 p.m.

Police said they informed the navy and Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and search operations had been launched to rescue the missing fishermen.

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  • Ucnhikun Monday, 20 August 2018 10:33 AM

    I was a regular visitor to the south to enjoy the beach and the sea. After observing and experience the behavior of these guy who think the southern beach and the sea is their property I had no sympathy for them. We just need to list them as lost at sea.

    Mev Monday, 20 August 2018 10:58 AM

    They are fishermen and where else can they fish except in sea.

    Unchikun Monday, 20 August 2018 11:07 AM

    Nice the sea and the beach belong to the fishermen.

    Best Monday, 20 August 2018 02:23 PM

    China and India will reep the full benefits of newly connect ed harbor and airport. What awhite elephant.


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